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Welcome to my ninth Goodreads Giveaway!

Everyone,

Here is another chance to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED paperback of ROSE OF RABY.

What happens when Cecylee’s husband Richard discovers she’d had an affair with an archer? Does he lock her up? Does he take her children away?

Giveaway ends tomorrow, so head on over to Goodreads to sign up! And Good Luck!

 

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Rose of Raby by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Rose of Raby

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends April 15, 2012.

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Welcome to my sixth Goodreads Giveaway!

Everyone,

Here is another chance to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED paperback of ROSE OF RABY.

Lady Cecylee Neville (1415-1495) is destined for great things:

 

“And yet Grace fortuned her to be the highest”

 

says a 15th-century ballad. But what of 9-year-old Cecylee? Does she want to marry 13-year-old Richard of York? Does she want to marry at all. For by the age of ten, Cecylee has known too much violence at the hands of men.

Giveaway ends tomorrow, so head on over to Goodreads to sign up! And Good Luck!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Rose of Raby by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Rose of Raby

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends April 06, 2012.

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The winner of my third Goodreads Giveaway is…Melissa of California!

Everyone,

I want to thank you all  for your support during my recent giveaway. Nearly FIVE HUNDRED of you requested ROSE OF RABY. And sixty-four of you have put it onto your to-read list. Thank you for your support!

The winner of this giveaway is Melissa of California, who will get a SIGNED COPY of ROSE.

Enjoy & have a great weekend!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Rose of Raby by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Rose of Raby

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends March 14, 2012.

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Welcome to my third Goodreads Giveaway!

Everyone,

This time I’m giving away a FREE, AUTOGRAPHED copy of ROSE OF RABY, the first novel in my THWARTED QUEEN series. The Giveaway ends in THIRTEEN HOURS, so if you want to participate, click below. And good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Rose of Raby by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Rose of Raby

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends March 14, 2012.

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at Goodreads.

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Why not give yourself a special treat this Valentine’s Day?

(Time for some shameless self-promotion:)

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Why not give yourself a special treat and immerse yourself in an era where high fashion meant pointed headdresses with fluttering silk veils, where gentlemen greeted ladies with a courtly flourish, and where everything was handmade and homemade?

It is the summer of 1441. Cecylee is twenty-six years old and has been married to Richard, Duke of York for four years. Richard has just assumed the role of Governor of Normandy, and he, Cecylee, and their entire household have crossed the channel to take up residence in Rouen, the capital of English France.

During that summer, Richard sets off for Pontoise to teach the French a lesson. Cecylee is left to hold court in the castle of Rouen with the wives of Richard’s generals. Nicknamed The Rose of Raby on account of her beauty, Cecylee’s life laps placidly onward during those sleepy days of high summer, when suddenly, a mysterious young man appears. She soon loses her heart to this charming stranger.

Cecylee’s private name for him is M. Beaujambs, because of his long, and very shapely legs, but history knows him as Blaybourne. Who is he? Is he an aristocrat of the House of Savoy? Or the son of a humble blacksmith? And if the latter, where did he get his exquisite manners? And his university education? And what is he doing in Rouen? By turns baffled and enchanted, Cecylee finds herself confronted by an intriguing challenge.

What happens when Cecylee’s husband discovers she’s had a love-affair with an archer? Does he lock her up? Or worse?

Give yourself a treat and find out by clicking here.

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Welcome to my first YouTube Video

Finally, I’ve done it.

After TWO MONTHS of trying, I have a video on YouTube that explains how I first started to write about Cecylee.

After two months of learning about lighting, photography, writing movie scripts, learning how to control a video camera so that the result doesn’t give your audience a headache…

Well,here it is. Her ladyship is delighted!

 

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To all those procrastinators out there:

It is 10:29 AM PST as I sit down to write this. Which makes it 1:29 PM EST and 6:29 PM (or 18:29 if you prefer). You have FIVE AND A HALF hours if you live in England, TEN AND A HALF hours is if you live on the East Coast and THIRTEEN AND A HALF hours if you live on the West Coast.

Time to get cracking on getting that all-important-present for your nearest & dearest. If you’re looking for a historical novel that combines a family feud with a love-affair that puts the legitimacy of the current Queen of England into doubt, written by a complete unknown, look no further than THWARTED QUEEN!

Please go to the Navbar, click on “Books” and then click on “Thwarted”.  Or look to the right and click on an image under “Titles Available”.

Or go to my Amazon author page.

If you like reading about Lady Cecylee, please say so on Amazon! Her ladyship will be delighted.

Happy Holidays to Everyone, and my best wishes for a safe, happy & healthy New Year!


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My first Press Release: Don’t you want to know how the family feud between the Nevilles, Lancasters & Yorks led to war?

People love reading about family feuds. Especially at Christmas time. And Cecylee Neville’s extended family was something special. Not only do you have the usual dysfunctional dynamics going on, but these people were feuding over the throne of England. Don’t you want to know how the family feud between the Nevilles, the Lancasters and the Yorks started the Wars of the Roses? Of course you do.

But this novel is not just about rich and powerful aristocratic families. Author Cynthia Sally Haggard has shown how their power struggle affected the lives of the ordinary people of England.  The Londoners were famous for being recalcitrant, and in a situation where the King of England was unable to govern (he suffers from bouts of madness), the Londoners would step into the power vacuum. Why? Because the London merchants were the richest people on earth. So much so that when they finally got sick of the King, they raised eighteen thousand pounds to pay the Earl of Warwick to invade England. That was no small fortune in 1460.

Thwarted Queen encompasses many issues that are relevant today, such as rich people not paying taxes, the tragedy of child abuse and the mistreatment of women. But it is also about the triumph of the human spirit. It shows how the married women, who had no legal rights, nevertheless did not behave like doormats. Many of the most powerful personalities of the time were women. Including Lady Cecylee Neville, Duchess of York, the voice of Thwarted Queen.

Thwarted Queen is available as an e-book, as a 4-volume set of e-books and as a 3-volume set in paperback on Amazon and other outlets, or by contacting author Cynthia Haggard at cynthia@spunstories.com. Find out more about the author, Cynthia Sally Haggard and her muse Lady Cecylee Neville on www.spunstories.com. You may also follow her ladyship on Facebook (Lady Cecylee Neville) or Goodreads (Lady Cecylee’s Reading Circle).

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